Charles Lieber, the Mark Hyman Jr. Professor of Chemistry, was recently awarded Israel’s prestigious Wolf Prize.

A pioneer in the synthesis of a wide range of nanoscale materials, the characterization of the unique physical properties of those materials, and the development of hierarchical assembly methods for nanoscale wires, Lieber has demonstrated the use of nanoscale materials in nanoelectronics, nanocomputing, biological and chemical sensing, neurobiology, and nanophotonics.

Awarded by the Wolf Foundation, the prize has been given annually to six recipients in recognition of their contributions to agriculture, chemistry, mathematics, medicine, and physics. The prize is also awarded for contributions to the arts.

Laureates receive their awards from the president of Israel in a special ceremony held at the Knesset Building in Jerusalem.